Amanda Renwick

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Position:​Head of Department for Professional Development
​School:​ Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
​ Telephone:​029 2041 6575
​Room No:C204



Research Groups:
• Pedagogy And Andragogy Research Group (PARG)

• Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET)

Research Interests:

• Assessment in post- 16 education
• Italo- Welsh identities
• Comparative education 


Book chapters:
Armitage, A and Renwick, A (2008) Assessment in FE London: Continuum

Armitage, A, Bryant, R, Dunnill, R, Flanaghan, K, Hayes, D, Hudson, A, Kent, J, Lawes, S and Renwick, M (2007) 3rd edition Teaching and Training in Post- Compulsory Education Open University Press

Hayes, D.(ed) (2000) chapter : ‘The Europeanisation of the Curriculum’ in Debating the Millenium Canterbury Christ Church College


I have spent 30 years in education, teaching mainly in higher education (since 1990), but also in secondary school, adult education settings and briefly in further education.

My initial years in higher education were spent as the Deputy Director of a large International Office at Canterbury Christ Church University ,developing and marketing teacher education programmes for professionals, organising Erasmus exchanges and co-ordinating international projects with other university staff.

I then became involved in the provision of short courses as Director of Continuing Education and began teaching PCET programmes, eventually becoming responsible for managing provision of these programmes in franchise with a number of FE colleges across Kent and South London.

I moved to UWIC in 2006 to continue delivering PCET programmes; this is still my primary teaching interest and focus. I was appointed as Head of the Department for Professional Development in December 2010.

As an Italophile who has lived and worked in Italy I have become interested latterly in the ways in which Italian culture impacted on South Wales’ communities in the early part of the last century, particularly in the ‘café culture’.